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Autoimmune Nutrition

Immune System disorders

An autoimmune disease is when the body’s immune system no longer recognizes friendly tissue and instead incorrectly thinks that parts of the body are harmful, which causes it to attack its own healthy tissues, leading to one or more autoimmune diseases.

There are currently a little over 100 autoimmune diseases that have been identified. Approximately 17% of the American population has one or more autoimmune diseases. Many are unaware of having an autoimmune disease. For example, if a patient is told they have Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, they are not also told that that type of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune disease, which is a result of the body attacking it’s own thyroid tissue, resulting in failure of that gland over time, eventually leading to the need for supplemental thyroid medication.

Facts about Auto Immune Disorders:

  • There are over 100 autoimmune 'Known' diseases

  • Most people are not aware

  • Approximately 17% of the American population are affected

  • 70% of women are affected

  • Autoimmune medical treatment can lower your immune response

  • Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis is considered an autoimmune disorder

Of the people who develop autoimmune diseases, 70% are women. Women have more hormonal fluctuations than men throughout their lives and women tend to carry a higher chemical burden in their bodies than men due to their use of many personal care products and all of the chemicals they are exposed to via that route.

Most autoimmune diseases are treated with powerful medications that will lower a person’s immune response not just to the autoimmune disease but also lower the person’s normal healthy immune response to viruses and bacteria, etc. Many unwanted side effects can accompany the long term use and/or high doses of these medications. Very rarely do conventionally trained physicians discuss the option of an autoimmune protocol with their patients to lessen or eliminate their need for the medications to suppress their immune systems.

There are no negative side effects of following an autoimmune protocol. If you are interested, I can help you with an autoimmune protocol. I have followed the autoimmune protocol myself the past 4 years. The 4 pillars of the autoimmune protocol we will discuss are GI (gut) health, chemical toxicity, stealth infections, and stress management. The autoimmune diet involves a gluten free diet as well as a largely dairy free diet (full disclosure). We then focus on healing and repairing the gut lining so most other healthy foods can be tolerated and not continue to trigger the immune system as food particles continue to leak through your gut lining, likely the beginning of your autoimmune disease. I would love to meet with you and discuss specifically what autoimmune protocol would be best for you to get your autoimmune disease(s) in remission.
Please consider working with me to regain your health and energy.

Dietitian / Lesley Lovely / healthynutritiontx.com

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